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Key Information & Highlights about the Colosseum:
- The Colosseum maintains a strict capacity limit of 3,000 people, affecting wait times during peak hours even with a ticket.
- Your ticket grants access to the Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill areas, offering a thorough exploration of Ancient Rome’s heart. Consider hiring a guide to delve into the rich history.
- The Colosseum, an imposing structure measuring 189m by 156m, boasts a base area of 24,000m² and a height exceeding 48 meters.
- With over 80 entrances, the Colosseum accommodates around 50,000 spectators.
- During its history, the Colosseum witnessed over 500,000 human deaths and the demise of over a million wild animals in people versus beast games.
- As Rome’s most famous tourist attraction, the Colosseum attracts millions of visitors annually.
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Opening Hours & Best Time to visit Colosseum
The Colosseum is open Monday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m., with the last admittance at 6:15 p.m. The Colosseum is closed on 1st May and 25 December. Overall, the Colosseum should be at the very top of your list of places to visit in Rome, especially if you are a first-time visitor. Hopefully, you have time to spend wandering around the Forum grounds and Palatine Hill as well.
Best Time to Experience the Colosseum
Escape the crowds by aiming for the last admission in the early evening. Enjoy a spectacular view over the forum at sunset from the Colosseum’s windows during the less crowded evening hours.
Maximize your Rome experience by visiting the Colosseum twice – once during the day for sightseeing and again at night when the Colosseum is illuminated against the dark sky. For stunning wide-angle photos, head up Via Dei Fori Imperiali a few hundred meters to find an uphill vantage point with breathtaking views over the city and the entire Colosseum building. Capture unforgettable moments and make the most of your Colosseum visit!
How To get to Colosseum
Buses 38 and 75 originate from the northern areas of Rome, while buses 175 and 271, departing from the southern regions, provide transportation to the Colosseum. The Colosseum features a dedicated bus stop at Piazza del Colosseo, conveniently situated directly in front of the entrance.
Colosseo is a stop on the B line of the Rome subway, located in the Monti district and opened in 1955. The stop has two entrances: the first in Colosseum Square and the second in Largo Gaetana Agnesi.
To get to the Colosseum in Rome by train, there are several options, the main station is Roma Termini but depending on your needs you can choose one of the following stations: Termini, Tiburtina, Ostiense.
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